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Old 03-09-2018, 04:11 AM   #1
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Uv light

Why donít more people donít run uv lights in there tanks beats me it most be lack of knowledge in the hobby most problem I see in here could be fix simply with a uv sterilizer it helps so much with healthy fish, beautiful clear water,make some fish breed Easier,kill algae and itís does so so much more I will never run a aquariums with out a uv light
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:50 AM   #2
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Bulb cost maybe? They are quite expensive here so tend to be rare.
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Yea cost is the biggest factor. For the price of a UV unit, I could have a raely good CO2 setup, so that covers algae AND increases my plant growth immensely, and for the cost of replacement bulbs I can just buy and replace Purigen, filter floss, carbon etc. and still have money left at the end of a year.

UV also does not touch anything growing on surface areas within the tank, where as a properly balanced tank with a CO2 system will in fact inhibit algae growing on surfaces within the tank.

That's my reason anyway.
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Makes sense to me

I was keeping the power head from mine but have ditched it after shifting house. Mainly just less room and canít see myself going back to them now I know these lights I have better.
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Yea cost is the biggest factor. For the price of a UV unit, I could have a raely good CO2 setup, so that covers algae AND increases my plant growth immensely, and for the cost of replacement bulbs I can just buy and replace Purigen, filter floss, carbon etc. and still have money left at the end of a year.

UV also does not touch anything growing on surface areas within the tank, where as a properly balanced tank with a CO2 system will in fact inhibit algae growing on surfaces within the tank.

That's my reason anyway.


I run both co2 and UV light I replace mine twice a year it cuz like 20 bucks a bulb come on if you canít afford that in the aquarium hobby then you need to find a new hobby
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I run both co2 and UV light I replace mine twice a year it cuz like 20 bucks a bulb come on if you canít afford that in the aquarium hobby then you need to find a new hobby


Iíll spend my $200 elsewhere, and my $40 in bulbs will go to my actual lights instead. To each their own, but my disease free crystal clear tank will not be seeing UV anytime soon
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I think the bulb (different size maybe) is like $80 here. Not many shops stock them.
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I think the bulb (different size maybe) is like $80 here. Not many shops stock them.


I buy all my stuff online is way chipper itís the future sorry mom and pop stores
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What kind of uv do you run pro?
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My canister have a built in uV light and I also run a t5 Uv bulb for the surface just to keep it crystal clear I like my fishies to look like they flying in air not swimming in water the fish love it I highly recommend Uv light to every one that have fish in there tank have u ever tried Uv light brooster123
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